The Basement

The Basement is the oldest licensed music venue in Sydney and a true icon. Amidst an atmosphere of pub rock and cover venues, a 120 capacity basement in downtown Sydney opened it’s doors in 1972 and fast became a benchmark club for contemporary music. The Basement remains a hub for modern music makers and lovers; from jazz to electronica, hip hop to folk.

7 Macquarie Pl
Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone: (02) 9251 2797
External URL: The Basement Facebook

Upcoming Gigs Date and Time
A Billion Beats Benefit 20th of October 2017, 07:30pm

The Basement Has Been Granted An Exemption From The 1:30am Lockout Laws

Three more venues have been granted approval for later trading hours under the State Government’s 30-minute compromise over the controversial...

Jeff Duff Brings Bowie Unzipped To The Basement

Australia’s very own starman is returning to The Basement in January for the first show in a national tour of...

The Bamboos Are Throwing An NYE Party At The Basement

Australia’s favourite soul and funk crew The Bamboos are playing their first Basement gig since 2006, accompanied by a collection...

Lanks & Hein Cooper @ The Basement

Reviewed on Thursday December 1 It’s a strange experience when you encounter a somewhat stagnant audience at any Aussie gig, especially...

Foy Vance @ The Basement

Reviewed on Wednesday September 14 “Tonight’s a special night,” explained the amiable Basement doorman to punters heading down the stars...

#Portals Feat. Kučka @ The Basement

Reviewed on Thursday June 2 Right before commencing, one of the most buzzed-about and exciting Australian voices filling our ears of...

Patrick James @ The Basement

Reviewed on Friday March 4 For those mourning the passing of summer, Patrick James’ sweet sun-soaked tunes at The Basement last...

Dereb The Ambassador Set To Launch New Single At The Basement

Dereb The Ambassador will make their long-awaited return with the release of their new single ‘Fikera’ from their forthcoming EP...

Canned Heat @ The Basement

Reviewed on Sunday October 25 The Monterey Pop Festival.

The Basics @ The Basement

Reviewed on Friday October 16 The Basement felt warm, friendly and jovial on Friday night with a rather unusual and...

Megan Washington @ The Basement

Reviewed on Thursday September 10 (photo by Ashley Mar) From the moment she joined support act The Tambourine Girls for...

The Russell Morris Band Will Play At The Basement This Month

The Basement Blues Society was born in February 2015, with the aim to host shows on the last Thursday of...

All Our Exes Live In Texas @ The Basement

Reviewed on Saturday April 18 (photo by Matt Beecher) For an evening that ended in what I now suspect was...

Spirit Of Bob Marley Show Comes To The Basement

In celebration of what would have been the late Bob Marley’s 70th birthday this month, the Spirit Of Bob Marley...

Daniel Weltlinger to play Django Reinhardt tribute at The Basement

World-renowned Sydney born, Berlin based jazz violinist Daniel Weltlinger will launch his latest album Koblenz at the Basement this coming...

John Murry @ The Basement

Reviewed on Wednesday August 20 I am only a recent convert to John Murry, and so the chance to review...

Toni Childs @ The Basement

Reviewed on Sunday August 17 When AC/DC first began touring – or so the story goes – they found themselves...

Nosaj Thing To Headline The Basement

Los Angeles producer Jason Chung, who releases under the moniker Nosaj Thing, commands top billing at the next Astral People bash...

Gareth Liddiard To Play Solo At The Basement

The Drones frontman Gareth Liddiard will play a solo show at The Basement next month.

Los Coronas To Play The Basement

There’s nothing like kicking back with a Corona.